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Grateful DeadGrateful Dead Live at Oklahoma City Fairgrounds Arena on 1973-10-19 (October 19, 1973)

This show has been commercially released as Dick's Picks Vol. 19

Collection: GratefulDead
Band/Artist: Grateful Dead
Date: October 19, 1973 (check for other copies)
Venue: Oklahoma City Fairgrounds Arena
Location: Oklahoma City, OK

Source: Soundboard
Lineage: MR> DAT> CDR
Keywords: Live concert


Promised Land, Sugaree, Mexicali Blues, Tennessee Jed, Looks Like Rain, Don't Ease Me In, Jack Straw, They Love Each Other, El Paso, Row Jimmy, Playin' In The Band China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Me & My Uncle, Mississippi Half Step, Big River, Dark Star-> Mind Left Body Jam-> Morning Dew, Sugar Magnolia Eyes Of The World-> Stella Blue, Johnny B. Goode*


mR> DAT> CDR; complete; E2 is tracked for d2, but could fit on 80min d3; via JW Norris, R. Nayfield; update 10/23/00: this date is now released as Dick's Picks 19- go buy that

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Reviewer: Incornsyucopia - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - February 17, 2014
Subject: To jjf47
As is says, it can't be listened to because once a show is commercially released then it isn't supposed to be available here (although thankfully there are some exceptions...) The reviews were either made by people when it was still available here or have left reviews knowing the recording. If you look around online they can usually be found... (etree, lossless legs, etc.)

Reviewer: jjf47 - - October 20, 2012
Subject: how do you listen to this show...?
people have written reviews, note how great the show is, but there's way to access the tape in order to listen to it. how did these people listen to the show, or do they have the pick-dick tape and simply going off that? what gives... why is it here if you can't listen to the damn thing...? any insight, let me know. thanks. i'm giving this no rating right now simply because i can't access in order to listen to it. love. peace.

Reviewer: doug_the_dude - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - October 13, 2012
Subject: Dick's Picks 19
Set 1 has some mumbled lyrics here and there, but really does deliver playingwise. Looks Like Rain is absolutely gorgeous, and how 'bout that Playin' in the Band? Man, that is just pure freaking JAZZ FUNK COOL.

Set 2 is absolute '73 solid gold, totally dialed in. Star > MLB > Dew runs the gamut, and Phil is all over this entire set, bouncing heavily as he liked to do with the Wall.

The Eyes > Stella encore really feels like a mini 3rd set - they drive that Eyes like it's a set opener!

DP19 is totally worth getting - love the way the vocals sound (esp. Bobby's).

Reviewer: warrenwren - - September 14, 2012
Subject: fairgrounds arena
if it's the show you grew up on, then you love it and everything about it

Reviewer: Brooklyn Peach - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - October 18, 2011
Subject: Love this show!
I've just about worn out my Dick's Picks copy of this show! For me it illustrates one of the best things about the Dead: they really play to their audience, and the Dead you see in Boston is vastly different from the the Dead you see in Oklahoma City.

Reviewer: Cliff Hucker - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - September 7, 2010
Subject: One of the very best from '73...
This is a bonafide five-star performance! And being available in vault-remastered sound quality only entrenches it in the top-ten for 1973.

Minimal sloppiness at the beginning of a couple of second set tracks is more than compensated by some of the jazziest jamming the band ever performed. The extended China/Rider segue is one of the best of all time! (99 pts)

Reviewer: clementinescaboose - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - September 7, 2010
Subject: you guys are a little harsh
while i agree this is nowhere near the best of '73, i personally think this is a damn fine show. the Playin', as mentioned, is a monster, but i also really like the Dark Star, which rides a nice spacey groove for its first half, and then after a typically great phil solo, the MLB jam kicks in for some great melodic playing from garica, melting down into some good freekout jamming. the Morning Dew that follows is intense, perhaps the finest version of the year.

the Eyes is also really hot; the minor key sections meander a bit but 'stronger than dirt' has some really hot soloing from jer too.

other nice cuts from this show include a Sugaree with a sweet jerry vocal, a bouncy Don't Ease, a jazzy El Paso, and a ballsy MAMU, which typically is a throwaway.

like i said, this isn't a five star, solid gold performance, but i really don't understand all the hate; DP 19 is certainly worth the investment.

Reviewer: rf23635@hotmail.com - 2.00 out of 5 stars2.00 out of 5 stars - December 7, 2009
Subject: Agree not a great show
The boys were returning from a break, looked like a great set list, but found it to be very uninspired. The only exception being the Playin', it was fantastic, and as good as any in 73. Can't say the same for the rest of the show. Like everything in life, some days you're on some you're not.

Reviewer: Since 77 - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - December 1, 2009
Subject: What was Dick thinking?
No offense, but I wonder if Dick might have just wanted to include a DP from an under-repesented part of the USA, because this is not that great of a show. This release is an exception to Dick's normally impeccable eye for quality shows. Please understand: having been raised in Oklahoma, I WANTED to like this show. Maybe my expectations when I bought this DP were unrealistic. I can only speak for myself and my opinion is that it's just not that good. And for a commercial release (again, IMHO)the sound is awful.
Even the China/Rider is below average. I am in a generous mood, and I am not taking into consideration that I paid good money for this show (which I am always happy to do, by the way). I'm giving it 3 stars because the show and the sound are average at best.

Reviewer: mikeyank99 - - April 9, 2009
Subject: dps
fuck dick and his pks

Reviewer: My Brother Esau - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - August 5, 2008
Subject: MLB jam
The first appearance is reportedly 03/05/72.

It's in the Good Lovin'.

Reviewer: juanie - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - December 28, 2004
Subject: worth purchasing
A solid show from the wonderful fall 1973 tour. Excellent Dark Star and first MLB jam.